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Court with Judge Ridley

District Court was held Monday, August 1st in the Centerville Courtroom. The Honorable District Judge Hal Ridley presided. Representing the state were Leon County District Attorney Hope Knight and Assistant District Attorney Caleb Henson.

The case against Eric Christopher Woods of Buffalo was set to be the first trial on September 13th. Woods, who is free on a $15,000 bond, is charged with Indecency with a Child. Attorney for Woods is Billy Carter.

A trial date was set in September in the case of Regenia Brotherton of Buffalo. Brotherton, free on a $2,500 bond, is charged with possession of a Controlled Substance. Attorney Joel Hardy is representing Brotherton.

A trial date was set for October 3rd in the case against Joseph Kyle Hall of Jewett. Hall is charged with Burglary of a Habitation. Hall is free on a $10,000 bond. Attorney for Hall is John Bankhead.

Bob Alan Douthitt of Marquez pled guilty to the charge of Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More. Judge Ridley sentenced Douthitt to 10 years on probation and ordered Douthitt to pay a fine of $2,000. The judge noted that there is a mandatory jail time to be served, but Douthitt had already served the jail time. Attorney for Douthit was Michelle LaTray.

A plea bargain was reached in the case against Jason Michael Long of Midway. Long pled guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 7 years of probation. Long must pay a $3,000 fine and follow all the terms of the probation. Attorney Leslie Wallrath represented Long.

Bobby Ray Tubb, who is currently being held in the Leon County Jail, was in court to set a date for a hearing in his case. Tubb is charged with Burglary of a Building. A representative of the adult probation department alleges that Tubb has violated terms of his probation. Tubb pled not guilty to the charge and a hearing regarding the alleged violation of probation was set for September 13th. Attorney Michelle LaTray served as co-council in this case.

A trial date was set for September in the case against Donald Lee Wathen of Normangee. Wathen is charged with Sex Offender Failure to Register. Attorney for Wathen is Billy Carter. Wathen is currently free on a $10,000 bond.

Adult Probation Services alleged that Cory Russell Farmer of Jacksboro violated terms of his probation. Attorney Michelle LaTray entered a not guilty plea, and a date for a hearing was set in September. Farmer, originally charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter with a Vehicle, is currently free on a $25,000 bond.

Hailey Danielle Edwards of Magnolia pled guilty to a charge of Burglary of a Habitation and also guilty to a charge of Theft. Edwards was sentenced to 5 years of probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $500 in restitution. Attorney for Edwards was Michelle LaTray.

The case against Terrunice Jacsquaine Webber of Bryan was reset for October. Webber is charged with Money Laundering and is free on a $5,000 bond. Attorney for Webber is Craig Greening.

Arraignments:

Jorge Alberto Pineda of Buffalo entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Assault Family House Member Impeding Breathing. Pineda is free on a $4,000 bond. Attorney for Pineda is John Bankhead.

Paula Jean Fulton of Marquez entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Assault Family Violence / Impeding Breathing. Fulton, who is free on a Personal Recognizance bond, is represented by John Bankhead.

Dominique Jerome Bass of Mesquite failed to appear for his arraignment. Bass is charged with Possession of Marihuana. The judge revoked Bass? $5,000 bond, issued a warrant for his arrest, and set a new bond at $20,000.

Decorian Jermaine Cork of Mesquite also failed to appear. Cork is charged with Possession of Marihuana. The judge revoked Cork?s $5,000 bond, issued a warrant for his arrest, and set a new bond for $20,000.

Matthew Tyler Burkett, who is being held in the county jail, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Burglary of a Habitation and not guilty to a charge of Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon. Attorney John Bankhead is representing Burkett.

Harrold Jefferson Morrison, who is being held in the county jail was arraigned of three charges: Burglary of a Habitation, Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, and Aggravated Assault of a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon. Morrison pled not guilty to all charges. Representing Morrison was Attorney John Bankhead.